Category Archives: Vista

Vista Networking Fix

I’ve been fighting with my new laptop for a couple weeks, trying to get the wireless networking to perform at anything resembling a reasonable speed. Wired networking has been fine the entire time. I’ve applied every fix I could think of, and that I could find on Google.

Today, while reading my livejournal friends page, I stumbled across mention that the Winsock still exists in Vista. I had assumed it was a thing of the past. So I immediately googled for instructions on resetting it in Vista, and found these instructions. I followed them, and rebooted, and lo and behold, my wireless network is performing at a reasonable speed, for the first time!

Thanks a lot, My Digital Life, for the instructions.